Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in West Springfield, VA

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in West Springfield, and 61 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in West Springfield.

Pet Friendly Hidden Pond Nature Center
Hidden Pond Nature Center Take Fido to explore the local flora and fauna at Hidden Pond Nature Center in West Springfield, VA. The area's system of pet-friendly, self-guided nature trails takes visitors around streams, a pond and an abundance of natural beauty. Please leash and clean up after four-legged visitors to protect wildlife. See Details
Pet Friendly Jones Point Park
Jones Point Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Jones Point Park! Located on the Potomac River, the Park is a critical piece of Alexandria's history, and it features the last remaining riverine lighthouse in Virginia. Pets must be cleaned up after and on a leash no longer than six feet during their visit. Restrooms, water fountains, and a dog drinking bowl can be found underneath the Park's bridge, and trash bins are scattered throughout the park. Jones Point Park is open year-round from 6am to 10pm. See Details
Potomac Heritage Trail The Potomac Heritage Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Arlington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Potomac Heritage Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Cub Run Stream Valley Park A 800 acre mostly a wooded flood plain and mostly paved. It is approximately 5 miles. A very quiet park. Dogs can dip in the creek. There is plenty of shade when walking. See Details
Mason Neck Park Nice park with wooded trails and bay views. Took the pup swimming here in the calm bay water with a nice sand/mud beach. Pets must remain on leashes and of course clean up after them. Watch out for wildlife- we passed a big snake on the trail. But not very crowded so a nice place to walk with the pup. See Details
Lake Accotink Trail Lake Accotink Trail is pet-friendly. The trail on the north side of the lake, as well as the paved trail downstream from the lake, are part of the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail which traverses Fairfax County. To protect the forest habitat, users should stay on established trails and avoid creating new ones. Dogs must be leashed and all mess cleaned up after them. See Details
Fort Dupont Park (National Capital Parks - East) Trail The Fort Dupont Park (National Capital Parks - East) Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Washington! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Fort Dupont Park (National Capital Parks - East) Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Lake Accotink Park 493-acre park with a 55-acre lake for boating and a four-mile hiking trail. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails. See Details
Sligo Creek Trail The Sligo Creek Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Silver Spring! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Sligo Creek Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Fountainhead Regional Park Discover Fountainhead Regional Park, 2,000 acres of rugged adventures in Fairfax Station, Virginia. Whether you’re a cyclist, kayaker, hiker or miniature golf aficionado. Fountainhead Regional Park contains shared-use hiking and equestrian trails and provides trailhead access to the 19.7 mile Bull Run Occoquan Trail. Leashed dogs are welcome on trails. See Details
Belle Haven Park Belle Haven Park is dog-friendly! The large park sits along the quaint Belle Haven Marina and welcomes leashed dogs. Ample parking and picnic tables are available. Dog owners must clean up after their pet. The Park is open from 6am to 7pm, seven days a week. See Details
Mount Vernon Trail The Mount Vernon Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Arlington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Mount Vernon Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Mount Vernon Trail The Mount Vernon Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Washington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Mount Vernon Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Burke Lake Park Leashed dogs are welcome on the hiking and walking trails, but not in the lake. There is a $10 fee for non-Fairfax County residents on weekends; admission is free during the week. See Details
Kingman and Heritage Island Kingman Island is a park located in the District off of Benning Road, next to RFK Stadium. The island boasts hiking, fishing, and over a mile of trails.

Things To Do

Biking: Biking is permitted on the main trail on Kingman Island and on the boardwalk trail.

Birding: There are 100 species of resident and migratory birds that can be seen at the park.

Boating: Kingman Island can be explored by boat. Visitors can explore the park’s shore to the east on the Anacostia River and to the west on Kingman Lake. Dock access to the island is provided on the boardwalk connecting Kingman and Heritage Islands.* *Note: The waterways surrounding the islands are tidal; please check Current Tide Data before planning your trip.

Clean Ups and Service Projects: Organized monthly clean ups are offered, with exception to November, every last Saturday of the month, from 10 am to 12 pm. In November, the clean up will be offered on November 21st. Groups and individuals are also welcome to schedule their own project on the islands. Please note, Service Projects will not be offered during the winter season. For more information, or if you would like to schedule a service day for your group or company please contact kingmandisland@livingclassroomsdc.org

Dog Walking: Dogs are allowed in the park as long as they remain on a leash. Please pick up and properly dispose of their waste.

Educational Programs: Educational Programs such as Forest Ecology, Wacky Watersheds, Orienteering, or Teambuilding are available at our Kingman Island location. Kingman Island is also available for Park Outreach Programming, To arrange for an educational program for your organization or school group please contact schoolprograms@livingclassroomsdc.org or 202-488-0627 x 242

Environmental Center: The environmental center is still in the planning and construction stage. Please visit the Living Classrooms website to find out more information on the Environmental Center.

Fishing: Fishing is allowed in all areas of the park in accordance with DC Laws.

Hiking: There is over a mile and a half of trails on the islands to hike and explore.

Picnicking: Picnicking is allowed in the park. Please remember to properly dispose of trash and recycling.

Photography: Kingman Island and Heritage Islands are beautiful parklands that offer any photographer a wealth of opportunities for great photos. If you have any photos that you would share with the community, or are interested in seeing more photos, please visit our Flickr group called “Kingman Island” to see more.

Wildlife Viewing: There is abundant wildlife to see in the park. Visit our Wildlife and Plants page to see what kinds of wildlife have been observed on Kingman and Heritage Islands.
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Anacostia Tributary Trail System The Anacostia Tributary Trail System is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in College Park! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Anacostia Tributary Trail System. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Great Falls: Billy Goat Trail Pets are welcome to join you on-leash as you stroll through sections B & C of this lovely park which features waterfalls and rapids. See Details
Tidal Basin Loop Trail Fido can join you as you wander along the two-mile Tidal Basin Loop Trail and take in views of the water, cherry blossom trees, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the Washington Monument. Pets are allowed around the Tidal Basin and on the grounds of the memorials, but not inside the memorials themselves. Dog owners should keep their dogs on leashes no longer than 6 feet. There is no fee to walk the Trail, and it is open year-round from dawn to dusk. See Details
Great Falls Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Great Falls Park. The trails at the park will lead you to an amazing view from the top of this park. There are several different trails to to enjoy with your dog. See Details
McLean Central Park Small Local park in McLean. Good size field for dogs to play/run around! See Details
Bull Run Regional Park Bull Run Regional Park is pet-friendly. Spanning 1,500 acres, this park contains lots of pet-friendly trails for you to explore with your pooch. Stop along the way for a picnic with a view and check out the wildflowers on the Bluebell Trail. Dogs are welcome, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them and they remain on a leash. See Details
Capital Crescent Trail The Capital Crescent Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Chevy Chase! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Capital Crescent Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Bull Run Occoquan Trail Bull Run Occoquan Trail is a dog-friendly trail in Fairfax Station, VA, perfect for hikers. NOVA Park’s longest natural surface trail takes visitors through more than 5,000 acres of scenic woodlands. Sites along the trail include various battle points and land features. Parking is available near the trailhead. Please ensure Fido is leashed. See Details
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Ellanor C. Lawrence Park is a dog-friendly 650-acre park in Centerville, VA. There are several trails to enjoy, one of which forms a loop around a large pond. See Details